Entrepreneur of the Year

Our biggest individual accolade, presented to a very special entrepreneur. Candidates can be long-standing, established entrepreneurs with a track record of business success and excellence; or newer entrepreneurs who are challenging industry norms and demonstrating exceptional achievement.

Entrepreneurs should ensure they meet the below criteria:

  • Strong track record of commercial success (in current and/or previous businesses)
  • Evidence of the creation of a major scaleable business or brand
  • Outstanding personal ambition and vision
  • Strong and positive leadership of your business and workforce
  • Demonstrable impact on your industry, either as a disruptor or in setting high standards over a longer period
  • Setting and driving a positive agenda of business-growth, success best practice, including but not limited to
    • Fostering positive public understanding of entrepreneurship
    • Demonstrating positive impact through CSR, ESG and charitable activities
    • Displaying a positive impact on the local community
    • Demonstrating an impact on international markets and furthering of UK economic growth

2018 Winner

The judges said:

Dr Graeme Malcolm has a rare level of deep scientific expertise combined with exceptional business acumen and leadership. The work he is doing at M Squared is producing multiple societal and business benefits and the company is also showing huge revenue growth. He is an incredible innovator and entrepreneur.

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